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Six Twenty Eight
12-15-2010, 06:39 AM
Still more Muslims for my late crusades. Honestly, I won't paint another Crusade related army before long (say three week :) )

here they are, they will share the infantry with the Ayyubid gang painted earlier. For some reason, I have attempted to paint them in a more plain style than the Egyptians.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nby6dR_pelw/TQKvCQoRdgI/AAAAAAAAA1c/WNAtO-2zIq4/s1600/syrianspanorama.jpg

Jeff Franz
12-15-2010, 08:56 AM
Very very nice...keep them coming. I am impressed with your ability to continue to paint such a dynamic looking army. I usually get demoralized in the middle and come back to it after I have painted something else. It took me years to finish my Persians....then they just got done. Way to go.

Jeff

Maerk
12-15-2010, 11:18 AM
Superb paint job, 6-28!
One thing that catches my eye are the flags: Patterns look ok to me, but I would try to give them a more "natural" position. Fabric attached to a pole usually hangs down and even in the wind the flying end of the flag is at a lower position than the fixed end. I would also try to give them a more curly look:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviewshd/images/bd001.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_URIAyVxY7ZI/R7hDytfGn1I/AAAAAAAABI4/Cndcnq7A310/s400/CD-1-2_Kingdom_of_Heaven_INTERIOR.jpg

Six Twenty Eight
12-15-2010, 05:52 PM
thanks, Maerk, how would you do that? Is it possible with paper flags? I humidify them with white glue and give them a bit wavy shape (picture flattens them). I do not know how to make them hanging down

Jeff Franz
12-15-2010, 06:58 PM
Wrap them alternately:2up around a thin round stick back and forth to get the look

Jeff

neldoreth
12-15-2010, 09:44 PM
Excellent and inspiring work here! Thanks for the inspiration.

As for flags, I think they look good on those figs; they'd be moving fast enough to justify their straightness... But, it's possible to have them wavy or even hanging down. You just have to fold them to make them wavy, and fold/curve them in a downward direction to make them hang. I did it with my Persians' (http://www.hourofwolves.org/?view=armies&which=medievalPersia) paper banners.

Here's a pretty good example:

http://www.hourofwolves.org/images/armies/islamicPersiaDBA/3Cv_1_standard.jpg

Thanks,
n.